Waste classification is vitally important in waste & resource management - it determines whether your waste is hazardous, non-hazardous or a 'mirror' entry which may or may not be hazardous depending on its composition.
In order to classify your waste you need to refer to the European Waste Catalogue which is used to categorise waste materials according to how they were produced and what they are. Choosing the correct entry in the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) is vital as incorrect classification can result in your waste stream being categorised as hazardous when it needn't be - a costly mistake as hazardous waste disposal costs are usually much higher than non-hazardous. Click on the link below for further information.
Misclassification is illegal and can result in inappropriate disposal / recovery routes being used.The experienced chemists at AWC have been working with the EWC since it's adoption into UK regulations and use state of the art bespoke software to assess more complex waste streams.
If you would like to take advantage of our knowledge and experience to assist in waste classification click here to contact a chemist. We will be happy to give basic guidance at no cost, if you require a more in-depth assessment we will be happy to provide this service and advise rates.
If you produce hazardous waste it is highly likely that you are required by law to register with the Environment Agency.
We can register your organisation with the Environment Agency as a hazardous waste producer in accordance with the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 - bear in mind that if you produce less than 500Kg of hazardous waste in a 12 month period you do not need to register.
Click here if you would like AWC to register your organistion.
Click here to go to the EA hazardous waste registration page and register yourself.
Duty of Care
Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 imposes a duty of care on persons concerned with controlled waste. The duty applies to any person who produces, imports, carries, keeps, treats or disposes of controlled waste, or as a broker has control of such waste. Breach of the duty of care is an offence, with a penalty of an unlimited fine if convicted on indictment. (source: waste management, the duty of care a code of practice)
In addition to waste management legislation businesses are responsible for compliance with the ADR transport regulations which cover the storage, packaging, labelling, handling and transportation of hazardous materials. All of our drivers are ADR qualified and we employ an in-house DGSA who is responsible for compliance with ADR.
We can provide DGSA consultancy services to your business - call 07811 141 460 or email Justin Morris for further information.
Waste Carrier / Broker Registration
AWC are registered with the Environment Agency as Waste Carriers and brokers, our registration No. is CB/BM3786FE valid unitil January 2018 Click Here to download a copy
Our directors include Justin Morris who was awarded Certificate of Technical Competence - WAMITAB TSS4 in 1998 and WAMITAB TMS4 in 2002 (level 4 NVQs), with WAMITAB Certificate of Continuing Competence awarded in February 2013 (valid until February 2016). If you are a waste management site operator, we can provide holiday & sickness cover for your site - call 07811 141 460 or email Justin Morris for further information.